October 21, 2014

World Championships

Final US Basketball Roster: Coach K Cuts Lillard, Keeps Drummond 2014/08/24 4:06 am

Final US Basketball Roster: Coach K Cuts Lillard, Keeps Drummond

Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his coaching staff, which also includes Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, probably had the toughest job among FIBA World Cup contestants when deciding about their final 12 man squad for the tournament. Coach K announced which 12 players will travel to Spain after their friendly against Puerto Rico on Friday on a press conference that also featured Damian Lillard who...

Where Did Team Philippines Get their “Gilas” Name 2014/08/15 5:05 am

Where Did Team Philippines Get their “Gilas” Name

The initial goal of this Philippines Smart Gilas team was to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, but they haven’t managed to do so. Nevertheless the success of playing on the World Cup is maybe even bigger than the Olympics. It can be surely said that the Smart Gilas team is the most successful professional sports team in the history of the Philippines. It is also interesting that there is a...

FIBA World Cup Predictions 2014/08/12 7:37 am

FIBA World Cup Predictions

Team Predictions The Bust Argentina is favored as one of the best teams on this 2014 FIBA World Cup and bookies place them after USA and Spain on their favorite lists, but in reality things don’t look like that. They have a very young team where Prigioni, Nocioni and Scola are the leaders and most experienced players on the squad. In a group that is consisted of representations like Croatia,...

Mike Krzyzewski Will Not Coach Team USA at World Championships 2013/02/26 12:19 pm

Mike Krzyzewski Will Not Coach Team USA at World Championships

Three weeks ago we learned that Team USA was still heavily pursuing coach Mike Krzyzewski to return for the 2014 World Championships in Madrid and possibly the 2016 Olympics, but Krzyzewski was leaning towards not coming back at the time. And even after some deliberating, Coach K did not change his mind, as he made the official decision this week that he will not return to coach Team USA at next...

<font color=darkblue>USA downs Turkey 81-64: ends 16-year drought at Worlds</font> 2010/09/12 4:07 pm

USA downs Turkey 81-64: ends 16-year drought at Worlds

Behind Kevin Durant’s game -high 28 points, the United States of America beat Turkey 81-64 to win the 2010 FIBA World Championship (discuss the USA-Turkey in our forum). The result ended a 16-year wait for the USA, who had not won this tournament since 1994. In the first official game ever between the two teams, Mike Kryzewski’s team gradually pulled away as Turkey looked to be suffering the...

Pic: Kerem Tunçeri celebrates Turkey’s win 2010/09/12 9:44 am

Pic: Kerem Tunçeri celebrates Turkey’s win

It wasn’t just the serendipitous last play that made Kerem Tunçeri the hero of last night’s game between Turkey and Serbia, the 6-4 guard scored 10 crucial points in the fourth quarter. Above you see Tunçeri celebrating after his game-winning layup. Tunçeri scored 12 points, including a three-pointer that gave Turkey a 76-75 lead with 3:25 remaining. Tunçeri also passed out for 5...

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